Regional Development Australia (RDA) Illawarra

RDA Illawarra has an active and facilitative role in the Illawarra region, with a clear focus on growing a strong and confident regional economy that harnesses competitive advantages, seizes on economic opportunities and attracts investment.


Enabling infrastructure to improve connectivity and unlock investment opportunities. Our economic assets include:
• Proximity to Western Sydney
• Future Western Sydney & Illawarra Airports
• Port of Port Kembla
• Smart Cities (ICT)
• Road and Rail Corridors


Supporting development and capability of industry growth sectors from our Regional Plan. Our economic assets include:
• Shell Cove Marina
• Wollongong Harbour
• iAccelerate
• Leaders in Health & Aged Services and Advanced Manufacturing


Leveraging a collaborative regional culture and working together on innovative solutions. Our economic assets include:
• University of Wollongong
• Highly skilled workforce
• Leading Health Alliances

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    RDA Illawarra Board, its CEO and staff are neutral brokers and collaborators across all levels of government, community, business and stakeholders for the growth of the Illawarra's economy (including Wollongong, Shellharbour and Kiama LGAs).


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Shared 4 days ago Regional Development Australia Illawarra

RDA Illawarra's Quarterly Report to the Region for the July - September 2020 period is now available.

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Shared 7 days ago Regional Development Australia Illawarra

Launched on 16 October 2020, the Illawarra-Shoalhaven City Deal is a vision that will deliver transformative change to the region, generatin...

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Shared 10 days ago Regional Development Australia Illawarra

The Illawarra-Shoalhaven City Deal Prospectus launched today by RDA Illawarra, ISJO and the four Mayors is now available online.


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Shared 13 days ago Regional Development Australia Illawarra

The Economic Development team of Wollongong City Council is organising a free online information session on 28 October 2020 to communicate c...

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